Cardinal Lodge was Part of Large 1950's Church Camp. Bordered by Blue River.
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
French Lick lodge description
Cardinal House Lodge - Cardinal House Lodge offers a large screened porch that wraps around 2 sides of the building and provides space to dine, sleep, or watch the river. A large circular fireplace offers additional gathering opportunities in an open family room setting. The cabin will sleep 8 to 12 comfortably. The cabin has 3 private bedrooms. There are also 2 twin beds in view of the fireplace, a sleeper couch, and cots are available. The cabin has 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a Vulcan stove, huge butcher-block prep table, exterior gas and charcoal grills, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a riverside campfire circle.
The cabin is adapted from a 1950's church camp called Camp Merry Ledges. The Camp is constructed of rustic redwood and douglas fir and provides the perfect setting for couples, families, fishermen, and outdoor groups looking for a river retreat. This cabin is the perfect retreat for a river and nature lovers.
We are bordered by the Blue River and public lands: Enjoy easy access to the Blue River. You are nicely situated halfway between 2 public access points. Access points can be arranged for river trips of varying lengths. Bring your own boats or rent boats from a nearby livery.
The section of the river where Cardinal House Lodge is not where they run the rental canoes.
Fishermen ABSOLUTELY love fishing on our section of the river. You can slide into the river at the lodge and float for trips downstream of 3, 5, 10 or more miles. Many access points lie downstream of us.
The Blue River is renowned for it's cleanliness and naturalness. It abounds with wildlife.
Harrison Crawford State Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Patoka Lake, Hoosier National Forest, and the Ohio River are all within 15 minutes of us. That means there is a lot of Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Fishing, and backpacking awaiting you.
Gambling, night life, and shopping abound: We are only 40 minutes from 2 different Casinos. Louisville is about 40 minutes away. French Lick is about 50 minutes away. Corydon is Indiana's 1st state capital and has a lot of things going on.
Scenic Drives and Historic Tourism : We are located right on the Ohio River Scenic ByWay, HWY 62. Route 66 is a few miles away. These roads offer roadside picnicking, amazing vistas, and roads canopied by living trees. You can explore for days and not see the same road twice.
- 1 story
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- We have one and a half baths.
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Recreation Center
- Autumn Foliage
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Coin Laundry
- Winery Tours
- Not Necessary
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Pier Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Sofa Bed
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Linens Provided
- Activities Guide
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Secure Parking
- Alarm Clock
- Local Activities Guide
- Toilet Paper
- Parking Off Street
- Local Maps
- Living Area
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeper Optional
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Child's Swing
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
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3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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No Check ins or Check outs on Saturday or Sunday.
Reservations are taken on a first paid first confirmed basis.
- Pet Fee: $25 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Louisville Kentucky at 38 Miles
- Nearest Train: Louisville Kentucky at 47 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: HWY 62 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Patoka Lake Beach at 40 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: several nearby at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Paoli Peaks at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Corydon has several at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many nearby restaurants at 8 Miles
- Primary: +1 812 267-3031 Try to call 8-5 if possible
- Secondary: +1 812 267-3030 Property Manager Nancy's phone number
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This lodge was part of a 1950's era youth camp
The lodge is very open and spacious
The fireplace is beloved in the Spring and Fall
Lots of places to sit and read a book or take a nap
Very long butcher block table, lots of counter space, and 2 big stoves
Bedroom #1 features a double bed
Bedroom #3 has bunk beds
there are 3 cots to use as well
The big porch is a focal point of the lodge. We have 2 huge tables out there.
The screened porch wraps around and is perfect for relaxing
This shows the Blue River when it is pretty low
We supply a Huge charcoal grill and this gas grill
It was called Camp Merriledges and this was called Cardinal Lodge
That dining room table holds 10 people and we have lots more tables.
The lodge is wrapped on 2 sides by a large screened deck. The doors lead there.
Great breakfast nook or game table
that is a commercial quality Vulcan stove
Bedroom #2 features a double bed
In the corner of the main room there are 2 single beds
Nice gaming table on the porch
this is the second table...perfect for games!
The Blue River wraps around the property
The lodge is canopied by mature trees
you can also cook or hang out at the fire pit. It has a cooking ring.
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